Fonds P240 - Allen Martin fonds

Train derailment, Bury

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Allen Martin fonds

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  • 1911-2000 (Creation)

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  • 0.20 m. of textual records.
  • 1 audio tape cassette.
  • 2 photographs.
  • 1 map; 2.1 m x 1.4 m.

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John Allen Martin, son of John F. Martin and Elsie M. Batley, was born on 16 June 1926 in Bury. He grew up in Bury but had a career as an accountant in Montreal, Sherbrooke and East Angus before retiring in 1983. He was admitted into several professional organizations including the Institute of Charted Accountants in 1950, the Society of Industrial and Cost Accountants in 1957, and the Chartered Institute of Secretaries in 1958. As a member of the Liberal Party, Allen Martin was the director of the Liberal Federal Association for Megantic Compton-Stanstead and involved in the federal and provincial elections in 1980s. He was also very active in the community such as helping to organize the Canada Day celebrations and Bury anniversaries. He was the founding member of the Megantic-Compton Cemetery and Church Association, the president of Bury Athletic Association and also served as a board member of the Société d'Histoire et du Patrimoine du Haut-Saint-François. Allen Martin died on 24 February 2001 at the age of 74.

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The fonds contain source material mainly on the activities of Allen Martin from 1960s to 1990s when he was a member of the liberal party and a board or committee member in different organizations in the counties of Megantic and Compton. The fonds consists of a variety of documents such as correspondence, reports, notices of meetings, agendas, minutes, newsletters, programmes, letters of invitations, maps, photographs, instructions for organizing elections, lists of party members and donations and so on when he was involved in different activities including the elections, referendum, Canada Day celebrations, a dispute in dismissing a school bus driver and other community events. The fonds is comprised of the following series: Quebec Referendum in 1980, Quebec Liberal Party (1979-1985) , Canada Day (1977-1989), Dismissal of School Bus Driver (1976-1977), Megantic-Compton Cemetery and Church Association (1995-2000), Société d'Histoire et du Patrimoine du Haut-Saint-François (1996-2000) and Miscellaneous Correspondence (1967-1991), Map and Photograph (1911, 1941).

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  • English
  • French

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Series 004-Dismissal of school bus driver is restricted for 100 years from the date of creation.

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The fonds was processed by Xingpei Li, archival intern, under the supervision of Jody Robinson in 2019, courtesy of funding from Canadian Heritage.

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